Check out the newest addition to my collection of free spelling games. It’s the Train Game! Perfect for reviewing long a spelling patterns.
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This game is unlike other spelling games — your child won’t actually be writing or even spelling long a words. Instead, he’ll be reading them and analyzing their patterns. Because winning this game depends entirely on the roll of the die, your child will even be willing to play it with you. 🙂
The game was adapted from The Train Station Game, which is included in Words Their Way, by Bear, Invernizzi, Templeton, and Johnston. It follows the pattern of my most recent spelling game in this free series.
I released the original version of this game almost two years ago. I’ve modified it so it’s a one page game and can also be printed in black and white.
Here’s the game board.
Here are the playing cards. See how they have words with three long a spelling patterns? You’ll find a-consonant-e, ai, and ay. Print two sets.
Rules for play:
1. Shuffle the cards. Deal five cards to each player, and place the rest underneath the game board.
2) On your turn, roll the die.
3) Move ahead. Read the word you land on and name the long a spelling pattern (a-consonant-e, ai, or ay).
4) Look at your cards. Find any words in your hand that match the spelling pattern. Place them in a discard pile.
5) Don’t forget to take cards from the draw pile to replace the same number you discarded.
6) If you run out of cards in the deck, shuffle the discard pile and use the cards again.
7) The first to get to the stop sign wins!
Other Free Spelling Games:
- Game 1: Snake Race (short a, a-e)
- Game 2: Rainy Day Spelling (short a, a-e, ai)
- Game 3: Train Game (a-e, ai, ay)
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